2001-02Regular SeasonRound 11
January 16, 2002 CET: 00:00
Local time: 00:00 BASKETBALL CENTER DRAZEN PETROVIC
Cibona is the team from who you can expect unexpected things. And a team who can show two different faces in the same game, starting with an unstoppable game to turn into a mediocre team which could be beat by almost anybody. And this game was no exception as on Wednesday night, the team of Zagreb beat Ural Great of Perm 102-97 in a Group D massive game, which raises Cibona's record to 4-7 and drops Ural's to 6-5. The winners were led by the 27 points of Nikola Prkacin, who was helped by Matej Mamic with 20 points. Barisa Krasic contributed 10 points. For the losers, Sergei Panov posted 24, Vassili Karassev added 21, and four more players scored 10 or more points: Ruslan Avleev (14), Mikhail Mikhailov (13), Valeri Daineko (12) and Anthony Bowie (10).

Cibona started strong, and it seemed it was playing against itself for Ural simply didn't exist on court. The hosts pulled for an early 9-3 lead, and hit a double-digit lead with 16-5, which was maintained for some more minutes, in which the crowd went nuts watching Sesar end a perfect alley oop. From here, Ural seemed to react and got back into the game, for a tied score at 24. The first quarter ended 29-24 after a three on the buzzer by Matej Mamic.

The second quarter turned out to be quite similar to the first, even though Cibona never ceded the lead to the Russians, and pulled away early again for another 11-point lead, 41-30. A three-point play by Sergei Panov put Ural back on track and the guests cut the deficit down to 6, 43-37, but once again, from there, Cibona got temporarily safe again at an 11-point distance, 48-37, which was to be the lead at half time, 58-47, after Niksa Prkacin being the main offensive resource for the hosts in the last minutes of the period. On the second half, Cibona showed its other face once again, wasting its lead little by little but without any stop. Ural Great was led by Karassev and Panov all the way, and with 5 minutes to go, the Russians got in the lead with a two by Mikhailov, 87-88. That seemed to trigger Cibona's ambitions to show a winner character again, and thanks to a three-pointer by Matej Mamic for 93-90, got into the definitive lead, even though Karassev for 93-92 and Mikhailov for 95-94 and 97-96, held hope for the guests until the very last moments of the game. The decisive play arrived with 28 seconds to go, when Boris Dzidic hit his second three, the 11th of Cibona of 25 attempts (44%) and put the 102-97 on the scoreboard.
Wednesday, January 16, 2002
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Referees: JUNGEBRAND, CARL (FIN), MPOTITSIS, NIKOS (SWE), LLAMAZARES, FELIPE (ESP)
Attendance: 1500
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Cibona VIP29292123
Ural Great24233119
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Cibona VIP295879102
Ural Great24477897
Cibona VIP
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 KUS, DAVOR 15:53 2 0/1   2/2 1   1 8 1       5 1 7
6 SESAR, JOSIP 33:31 25 5/9 4/6 3/4   1 1 8 1 3     2 4 27
7 KRASIC, BARISA 15:12 10 1/2 1/3 5/5 1 2 3   1   1 1 5 3 9
8 PRKACIN, NIKOLA 37:28 27 11/15   5/7 3 7 10 7 3 4 1   4 7 41
9 BOWMAN, CALVIN 7:19 5 1/1   3/4 1   1 1   3 3   4 2 4
12 MANCE, MARIJAN 9:24                   1     1   -2
13 MAMIC, MATEJ 37:27 20 4/6 3/7 3/5 4 4 8 1 2 1 1 2 4 4 21
14 FREEMAN, REGGIE 13:42 2 1/1 0/1     2 2     1     2    
15 DZIDIC, BORIS 20:01 8 1/4 2/7     4 4         1 4 1  
16 KRUNIC, DARKO 10:03 3 0/4 1/1   1   1   1       1    
Team           1 1 2   2           4
Totals 200:00 102 24/43 11/25 21/27 12 21 33 25 11 13 6 4 32 22 111
        55.8% 44% 77.8%
Head coach: REPESA, JASMIN
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Ural Great
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 BASHMINOV, ALEXANDR 4:29   0/1                 1   1   -1
6 PANOV, SERGEY 30:41 24 7/10 1/3 7/7 2 8 10 2 2 2 1   4 7 35
7 KARASEV, VASILY 32:37 21 7/10 0/2 7/9 1 1 2 2 2 3     5 10 22
10 VAISVILA, RYTIS 3:05               1   1          
11 MIKHAILOV, MIKHAIL 24:27 13 5/9   3/6 5 5 10 4 1 1 2 3 3 3 19
13 PEGUSHIN, ALEXEY 14:19 3   1/3 0/2   1 1 1 1       2 1 1
14 AVLEEV, RUSLAN 33:42 14 3/7   8/8 1 5 6     5   2 1 6 14
15 DAINEKO, VALERI 26:41 12 5/6   2/3   3 3 4   1   1 5 4 14
18 BOWIE, ANTHONY 29:59 10 4/11 0/1 2/2 1 1 2 2 2       1 1 8
Team           1   1   1           2
Totals 200:00 97 31/54 2/9 29/37 11 24 35 16 9 13 4 6 22 32 114
        57.4% 22.2% 78.4%
Head coach: BELOV, SERGEY
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Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
Cibona VIP
"We finally could pay our crowd back, at least a part of what we owe them. This is a very important win for us, so we can wash our worries away and get a little of self-confidence back. We studied the rival well and we cocluded tha they were good at offense but not that good at defense. From that point, we got easy fast-break points and we also got to control the defensive rebounding. I'm happy and I congratulate my players."
BELOV, SERGEY
Ural Great
"We made too many mistakes and you cannot expect to win against such a good team as Cibona with those many mistakes. Our game has been conditioned by the three fouls of Karasev, Panov and Daineko in the first half, but despite these foul problems, we had options to win until the end."

Players

DAINEKO, VALERI
Ural Great
"We lost a big chance to get to the Top 16. We played under our possibilities in all the aspects of the game. In the first half we were really hurt by Prkacin, while on the second they killed us with their three-pointers."
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